Sony Xperia Z rides it’s stunning looks and rather successful water resistant body which is also dust proof. Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is a complete package. You got tons of features with a beast powering all the processes. Both these phones are frontline battleships to take market share, so it was mandatory to tell you which is the better phone. Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung Galaxy S4.
I love the way Sony Xperia Z looks with its straight cut rectangular design. The built quality is just so much more amazing. The glass feels really nice in your hands but a little difficult to hold. Samsung Galaxy S4 has a nice and smooth polycarbonate built. The overall design is plain and boring. Sony Xperia Z’s zero gap design gives that water resistant quality. Design- Sony Xperia Z.
Both these phones come with 5.0 inch 1080p full HD Display. Obviously they also share the same 441ppi pixel density. So we step up and consider the GPU. Frankly overall the motion in gamaing and video playback looked much better on the Sony Xperia Z but Samsung just has a more intelligent display. It has smart stay and smart pause that helps you in many ways with the display. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is no less in playing full HD videos and showing great graphics in games. Display- Samsung Galaxy S4.
Sony Xperia Z has a 13.1M sensor to be precise and Samsung Galaxy S4 has a 13MP sensor. Samsung Galaxy S4 takes better photos in everyway, normal lighting or low light. S4 takes better pictures in a way that they are closer to real colour tone than Xperia Z, it has a better saturation level too. The camera interface and what it offers is just the best on Samsung Galaxy S4, there is no doubt about it. Sony Xperia Z has been beaten up pretty bad here. Camera- Samsung Galaxy S4.
Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with tons of features and built in apps that work really well. Group play can play the same song using all the speakers on surrounding S4’s. it is pretty cool. Smart Pause will pause the video when you are not looking at the display. Smart Stay will illuminate the display till you are looking at it. Air Gesture and Air view makes less sense to me. Sony Xperia Z on the other hand is a phone too small to be compared against Samsung Galaxy S4 on this front. Both run on the Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean but Samsung’s touchwiz takes it all. Software- Samsung Galaxy S4.
Sony Xperia Z comes with a much slower processor compared to Samsung Galaxy S4, Xperia Z has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz Quad Core processor whereas S4 has a better optimized Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz processor. Both have 2GB of RAM but clearly when you use it for gaming and simple multitasking the S4 is much faster and benchmark scores reveal the same. Both have NFC and come with expandable memory. Performance- Samsung Galaxy S4.
Sorry to Xperia Z fans but your phone just looks better, rest all the GS4 kills the Sony Xperia Z. It is much faster, it has a better camera and well it is just a smarter phone no doubt about it. There is not much to say here. Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung Galaxy S4- Samsung Galaxy S4 wins.